Early Education for Sustainability SA Inc
Woylie or brush-tailed bettong
Restore the Yorke: Marna Banggara  
Something exciting for our earth is happening on the Yorke Peninsula. On the South Australian coast, Yorke Peninsula is home to beautiful ecosystems which exist side-by-side with agricultural production. It is a popular tourist destination and a place of beautiful and dramatic scenery.

Unfortunately  decades ago, the land was torn for chalk mining. Now the mines are closed, and many people have left the eco system has begun to rebuild. However, the introduction of pests and ferals is challenging the rejuvenation of this amazing landscape

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is currently working with the local community, farmers, businesses and the government to restore the natural ecosystem, by reintroducing many threatened species, so that the landscape can thrive again
One of these species, the critically endangered brush-tailed bettong, also known as woylies, plays an important role in the natural ecosystem. These tiny creatures are ‘soil engineers’ who move seeds and organic material around helping improve soil health.
Woylie populations have declined significantly in the last 15 years from approximately 225,000 to around 10,000 - 20,000. These small marsupials that measure only 28-45 cm from their head to the base of their tail, once inhabited more than 60% of mainland Australia.
You can learn more, and watch videos of this cute creature and ways to help this unique biodiversity project by visiting the WWF website

Get ready for plastic free July
The Plastic Free July website provides resources and ideas to help you reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and even at your local café. Get your friends, family and work colleagues to join the challenge:
We only have one earth.

Plastic free July
Now a global movement Plastic Free July supports everyone to aim to live without plastic?
Give it a try for a day, a week a month or maybe forever!

Join the challenge by choosing to refuse single-use plastic during July.  Then see if you can make this a life-long habit.
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.Get ready to take the challenge of plastic free July?
By registering you can get tips and tricks to keep you on track and motivated as well as learning more from the global community of people working to reduce plastic from our world.
A couple of interesting and scary facts about plastic that may make you change what you do:
  1. Some tea bags are now made from plastic or part plastic. Researchers have shown that there is up to 11million micro particles in a cup of tea made with these tea bags
  2. Microbeads are tiny particles of manufactured solid plastic. Microbeads are not captured by most wastewater treatment systems. When they are washed down drains after use, they can end up in rivers, lakes and oceans. In the water, microbeads have a damaging effect on marine life, the environment and even human health when they end up in the food on our table. The only way to reduce their impact is to prevent them from entering the environment by saying no to plastics.View the Story of Stuff, plastic micro beads:
What is your service planning to do for Plastic Free July?
Send us your story, ideas or solution to share in our July news. This can help to inspire others and together we can make a difference to reduce plastic waste.
 Australia’s Ocean Odyssey
A three-part series on ABC, Australia's Ocean Odyssey, is a journey along the East Australian Current. This current is the 3,000 kilometre oceanic river, flowing down the east coast of Australia from the tropical waters of the Great Barrier reef to the much colder Southern Ocean of Tasmania. Made more well-known by the film ‘Finding Nemo, the East Australian Current has a big effect on the food and the fish we eat, rainfall, and even the air we breathe.
The last of the 3-part series was shown last night Tuesday 23rd June at 8.30pm
All episodes, Episode 1 June 9th , Episode 2 16th June and Episode 3 from last night can be watched on Iview .

Calculate Your Footprint
Calculating your carbon footprint will help you to identify some ways that you can reduce your impact on the environment.
By looking at your household size, number of people in your household, energy consumption, waste generation, water usage, travel etc you can calculate your carbon footprint. You will not get an exact figure of your carbon footprint, but you can get a close estimate.  You may never have done this, or you may have done several years ago. Now, as we hopefully move into a time when we all work harder and smarter at taking care of our earth and each other, it’s a good time to check in with your current carbon footprint so you can monitor the impact of the changes you are making.

EESSA memberships
As part of the development of EESSA Inc we are now using Xero for accounting and invoicing purposes. Services and individuals with ember ships due by 30th June or early July should have received their membership renewal invoice. There will be new resources available and you will receive a new membership number early in July.
We look forward to your ongoing membership and seeing you at future events as Covid restrictions are lifted.

Dates and future events for your diary
*July 1-31st Plastic free July- go plastic free and support others to do this as well.
*World Population Day - held annually every July 11th
*NAIDOC Week was due to be celebrated 5th– 12th July but will now be 8th-15th November. This will also coincide with National Recycling Week 9th-15th November
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson.
We make the road by walking and every step in the right direction makes a difference. Join EESSA Inc and you will learn ways to take more steps in the right direction.
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